Engineering Design Manager (Electro / Mech)

Location : Derby, Derbyshire, England
Job Ref : JS256
Consultant : James Smith
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £60k - 65k per year + Benefits


JS256 – Engineering Design Manager (Electro / Mech)
Location: Derby

Salary: Circa £60,000 – £65,000  

Following continued growth and success over the last few years my client is now seeking an experienced Engineering Manager with extensive Electro / Mechanical Design experience. 

In this role the successful candidate will bring broad multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge, innovative ideas and solutions, to the way the business and their clients do things, as well as an ability to see and manage the wider picture to improve and develop operations from a technical perspective.  

The successful candidate will lead the design and specification of our hardware and electrical interfaces with the client’s existing infrastructure, systems and equipment, including human factors compliance. Utilising excellent communication and collaborative skills, across teams and external partners, you will ensure this is fit for purpose, appropriately rigorous and relevant to our operational context.

Our client encourages applications from former service personnel, however all qualified applicants will be taken into consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Delivering electromechanical design and specification activities to quality, time, and cost, ensuring: Quality/appropriateness of designs , Compliance with/setting strategy re design principles, Identification and management of risk.
  • Taking the lead in key factors such as make/buy decisions.
  • Developing and driving the implementation of industry-wide best practice in the function.
  • Managing and developing people and capabilities to meet current and future needs.
  • Being a passionate advocate for change, leading continuous improvement activities and presenting alternatives to the status quo.
  • Proactively working with other Directorates to ensure interfaces and process are efficient, understood, and meet the needs of the business.

Skills and Experience :

  • Multi-discipline engineer with a good understanding of IT and modern infrastructure delivery approaches.
  • Exposes and proactively manages solution risks and change processes.
  • Resilient and thrives on getting the job done with the team to drive our success.
  • Hands on approach when appropriate.
  • A passionate, engaging leader that inspires teams.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to influence and deliver change.
  • Balances strong customer focus with an understanding of scope and contractual obligations.
  • Strong supportive leadership skills, with multiple modes of managing through probing questioning, coaching and challenging, to support our goals.
  • Experience in successfully delivering change through continuous improvement techniques and a strong understanding of industry best practice.
  • Whilst experience in safety-related environments, and an understanding of project delivery and product development methodologies is desirable it is not essential.

Location: Derby

Salary: Circa £60,000 – £65,000

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